Roberto Di Matteo believes that it is Antonio Conte’s man-management style has helped Chelsea succeed this season.
Conte has unquestionable turned the club around from their dismal season last year and former Blue Di Matteo has a take on why this is so.
“Chelsea are a very good team,” Di Matteo told The Sun.
“After the first part of the season, when Antonio needed some time to study well his squad, he has made changes and the team now plays in his style.
“Players have adapted very well and, since then, Conte has started to grind the opponents and to take many points.
“They are very hard to beat. They give their opponents very few chances and they play with a lot of quality.
“But the key is knowing how to motivate players and how to build up a group that becomes a team.
“The quality of the players is unquestionable. The main part of the job, in order to achieve very high targets, is to motivate them well.”